2007-06-06 / Calendar


Third Annual Biker Rally benefits Special OlympicsIn The Spotlight

Third Annual Biker Rally, Sat., June 9, 8 a.m. check-in, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 10300 Courthouse Rd. Bikers will depart at 11 a.m. with a full police escort to the University of Richmond campus and back. Once back at the fairgrounds, participants will enjoy live entertainment, lunch and door prizes. Entrance fee is $15. The biker rally is co-sponsored by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, the Chesterfield County Police Department and the county's Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register, call 748- 1992 or 751-4419.

                                                                                                                                                    Wed., June 6

Heart Heart Democratic Unassembled Caucus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Rd. An unassembled caucus is scheduled for the purpose of nominating the 2007 Democratic candidates with the exception of the candidate for Matoaca supervisor, which will be chosen by primary on June 12. The caucus may be cancelled if no competing candidates have filed to run. The regular Chesterfield County Democratic Committee monthly business meeting will take place beginning at 7 p.m. if the caucus is cancelled. For more information, visit www.chesterfielddemocrats. org

Thurs., June 7

Get in the Know: SeniorNavigator, 10:30 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd. Bonnie Ballance, community specialist at SeniorNavigator, will provide instruction on how to use the SeniorNavigator online directory that lists over 20,000 resources to help older adults remain independent. Refreshments will be served. This program is recommended for adults ages 55 and older. For more information, call 276-7755.

Sat., June 9

James River Regional Cleanup, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., various Chesterfield County locations. Volunteers are needed to collect litter along the shorelines and in the river. The James River Advisory Council will provide lunch, and pre-registered volunteers will receive an official t-shirt the day of the event. For more information, call 717-6688 or visit .

Stay 'N Play Baby Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Babies "R" Us, 13315 Rittenhouse Dr. Learn how to enhance a baby's physical and mental development. Free Kindermusik music and movement classes (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.) for infants through preschoolers. See Fisher-Price toy demonstrations, learn baby sign language and meet other moms who participate in Stroller Strides. Free. For more information, call 744-2595.

Cocker Spaniel adoption show, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Car Mia Way. People who are considering adopting a new family pet are encouraged to come meet cocker spaniels currently in need of a home. All dogs are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots. Oldies but Goodies (OBG) volunteers will be available to discuss the 100+ dogs currently being fostered by the group and will take adoption applications onsite the day of the show. For more information on the adoption process, to check out the cockers waiting for new homes, or to volunteer, visit or call OBG at (703) 533-2373.

Mon., June 11

Aerobics Light-n-lively II, 9-10 a.m., weekly through July 16, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry's Bluff Rd. This class includes a warm-up exercise, a 30-minute cardiovascular workout and cool-down segment, and 30 minutes of strength training and stretching. Fee is $12. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, call David Potter, 275-5321. 

Tues., June 12

Information Session, 9 a.m.-noon, Capital Area Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd. Information sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis to acquaint jobseekers with the various services available at the Capital Area Workforce Centers. For more information, call 271-8510.

"Smooth Move" series, 6-7:30 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. This three-part series (continues on June 19 and June 26) is designed for children of aging parents who wish to assist parents with the decision and mechanics of moving. Experts will share how to help parents cope with loss of control, identify professional resources and plan for downsizing and simplifying households. For more information, call Krista Ratliff, 706-5769.

Richmond Dive Club meeting, 7 p.m., (cash bar from 6-7 p.m.), Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Noted lecturer, photographer, explorer, wreck diver and author Gary Gentile will make a slide and video presentation on his many dives to the Monitor. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Wed., June 13

Garden dedication and reception, 4:30 p.m., J.B. Watkins Elementary School, 501 Coalfield Rd., Midlothian. The school will dedicate its garden to Denise H. Monette, a former kindergarten and second grade teacher at Watkins who died last March from cancer. The Watkins community and all former students, parents and friends of Monette are invited. For more information, e-mail Doris Burruss at

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Midlothian Chapter 2265 monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Community Meeting Room, 14311 Brandermill Woods Trail. The program will feature State Senator Stephen H. Martin of the 11th District. For details or directions, call Joyce Burton, 743- 2584.

New book club meeting, 10:30 a.m. Book list and meeting places will be chosen at the first meeting. E-mail Becky at to receive more information.

QuickBooks seminar, noon-1:30 p.m., BizWorks Enterprise Zone, 2545 Bellwood Rd. Kelly Garrett of Wildes, Stevens, Brackens & Co. will show you how to make your business bookkeeping software work for you. Fee is $10. Space may be limited. For more information or to register, call 275-5190 or visit

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